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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Denver forward Wilson Chandler will exercise $12.8 million player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell ESPN.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale is impressed with Kevin Knox's mental makeup: "Right from the beginning, this kid wanted to be a Knick. I'm crazy enough because I can relate: I asked to be a Knick. To ask for that you have to be a certain type of competitor."

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Being picked #1 overall also affords you front row status. DeAndre Ayton, Mikal Bridges and other Suns draftees will be introduced to the media within a half hour.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

A Mavs source says Luka Doncic is unlikely to play in the Las Vegas summer league. The Mavs don't want to overwork Doncic in the wake of a long EuroLeague season that ended earlier this week.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says there is ‘absolutely' a chance that Kevin Knox can start at small forward as a 19-year-old rookie.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Steve Mills and Scott Perry mentioned their confidence in the Knicks' player development program - David Fizdale & staff in particular - as reasons why they believe Kevin Knox & Mitchell Robinson will be successful with NYK.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson didn't play basketball last season but Knicks GM Scott Perry said he saw Robinson enough high school tournaments to recognize his athleticism. Robinson said he didn't play college basketball this season in order to ‘focus on basketball' prepare for the NBA to know he was most athletic in 2017 class.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry said he doesn't expect to be ‘highly active' in free agency but doesn't want to talk in detail about what may happen in July at this point.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox says he and Kristaps Porzingis talked about being booed at the draft during their conversation last night. "It's all motivation. It adds fuel to the fire," Knox said Porzingis told him. ".... They'll be cheering for you soon."